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Student faces charges in social media threat toward Lafayette high school

Proactive safety measures were taken at Centaurus High School while police investigated the anonymous social media post.

LAFAYETTE, Colo. — A student is facing charges in connection with a social media threat against Centaurus High School, according to the Lafayette Police Department (LPD)

Police said an anonymous post was made on Yik Yak, a social media platform, that stated “@chs things getting lit tomorrow” with three gun emojis attached. Police learned about the threat Monday and notified the Boulder Valley School District. 

Proactive safety measures were taken while police investigated.

Police identified the suspect, a juvenile boy, and filed charges against him Wednesday. He is charged with harassment and with interference with staff, faculty, or students of educational institutions, both misdemeanors. 

The boy will not be identified due to his age. 

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Anyone with information can also contact Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers at info@nococrimestoppers.com or 1-800-222-8477. Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000. 

Calls to the Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers are not recorded and the phone does not have caller ID, according to the NoCoCrimestoppers website. A coordinator completes a tips information form, makes initial inquiries and passes the information along to investigators. 

A two-way dialogue system online also allows tipsters to come back and provide additional information and ask questions.  

A community board of directors meets regularly to evaluate arrests and determine reward amounts. 

> More information about Northern Colorado Crime Stoppers can be found here. 

> Additional NoCo Crime Stoppers bulletins can be found here. 

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